|Posted:||March 1, 2016 12:48 PM|
|From:||Senator Andrew E. Dinniman|
|To:||All Senate members|
|Subject:||Budget Impasse Legislation (SB1124)|
|In response to the ongoing budget impasse, I have introduced SB 1124, legislation requiring the legislature to remain in continuous session, meeting every day without leave, without pay, without reimbursements, and without per diems, if a complete budget is not passed and signed by July 1. The same goes for the governor, his senior staff and cabinet members.
In addition to requiring legislators and the governor to forfeit their salaries and reimbursement payments when budgets run late, Senate Bill 1124 also calls for the following:
When budgets run late, the legislature, the governor and the cabinet – not the people – should face consequences of not fulfilling their constitutional obligation to provide an on-time budget.
I hope you will join me in supporting this legislation.
Introduced as SB1124